background preloader

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages
Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company's own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian. The files provided by Edward Snowden illustrate the scale of co-operation between Silicon Valley and the intelligence agencies over the last three years. They also shed new light on the workings of the top-secret Prism program, which was disclosed by the Guardian and the Washington Post last month. The documents show that: • Microsoft helped the NSA to circumvent its encryption to address concerns that the agency would be unable to intercept web chats on the new Outlook.com portal; • The agency already had pre-encryption stage access to email on Outlook.com, including Hotmail; • Material collected through Prism is routinely shared with the FBI and CIA, with one NSA document describing the program as a "team sport".

LEGAL INTERCEPT - MICROSOFT CORPORATION [0001] Plain old telephone service (POTS) allows people from all over the world to talk to each other through the use of telephones. POTS has been around since the late 19th century and has remained basically the same. In traditional usage, POTS has transmitted voice communications using electrical signals that are transmitted via pairs of wires. Central offices establish connections between callers and those called. [0002] Sometimes, a government or one of its agencies may need to monitor communications between telephone users. communications does not work. [0003] The subject matter claimed herein is not limited to embodiments that solve any disadvantages or that operate only in environments such as those described above. [0004] Briefly, aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to silently recording communications. [0005] This Summary is provided to briefly identify some aspects of the subject matter that is further described below in the Detailed Description. Legal Intercept

Die Welt im Privatisierungswahn!: Hans-Werner Krüger: Die Privatisierung von Wasser und Abwasser ATTAC-Hamburg-Konferenz „Die Welt im Privatisierungswahn“, 5./6. Juli 2002 Hans-Werner Krüger, Hamburg Der Versorgung mit Wasser wird allgemein eine besondere Funktion eingeräumt, weil sie neben dem lebensnotwendigen Bedarf die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung ganzer Regionen bestimmt. Die Verfügung über genügend trinkbares Wasser, verbunden mit einer geordneten Beseitigung des Abwassers, hat darüber hinaus weitreichende gesundheitliche Folgen. Heute leiden bereits 700-800 Millionen Menschen unter unmittelbarer Wasserknappheit (laut WHO 1,1 Mrd.), bis zum Jahre 2025 soll sich in 48 Ländern der Wassermangel bereits auf 1,4 Milliarden Menschen erstrecken. Innerstaatliche Konflikte über den Zugang zu Wasserressourcen bestehen häufig bereits im Zusammenhang mit größeren Staudammprojekten, bis hin zur Umsiedlung und Vertreibung ganzer Bevölkerungsteile (China, Brasilien, Mozambique). Struktur der Wasserversorgung Struktur in Deutschland Die Kaufwelle und ihre Beweggründe 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

NSA, It’s the end of your world as you knew it and I feel fine Short report from Manning solidarity, Camden/ London by Ciaron O’Reilly Catholic Workers from Giuseppe Conlon House London have been sustaining a solidarity vigil for Bradley Manning three times a week throughout his trial. We head to Camden Mon. Wed. The vigil requires three people, ideally; on a few occasions we have got by with two. We hold the Manning portrait banner & a Manning placard on a stick (with a “We love Edward Snowden: Support Whistleblowers!” We have had chats with lawyers from Gareth Peirce’s nearby legal office, former prisoners (one guy was in the same Louisiana prison as me a year after I was there! So as Fr. “Don’t just do something, stand there!” Like this: Like Loading...

RIOT Rapid Information Overlay Technology A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people's movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites. A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an "extreme-scale analytics" system created by Raytheon, the world's fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast amounts of information about people from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Raytheon says it has not sold the software – named Riot, or Rapid Information Overlay Technology – to any clients. But the Massachusetts-based company has acknowledged the technology was shared with US government and industry as part of a joint research and development effort, in 2010, to help build a national security system capable of analysing "trillions of entities" from cyberspace. Using Riot it is possible to gain an entire snapshot of a person's life – their friends, the places they visit charted on a map – in little more than a few clicks of a button.

Snowden: I never gave any information to Chinese or Russian governments l Glenn Greenwald NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, in an interview on Saturday and then again Tuesday afternoon, vehemently denied media claims that he gave classified information to the governments of China or Russia. He also denied assertions that one or both governments had succeeded in "draining the contents of his laptops". "I never gave any information to either government, and they never took anything from my laptops," he said. The extraordinary claim that China had drained the contents of Snowden's laptops first appeared in the New York Times in a June 24 article. The paper published the claim with no evidence and without any attribution to any identified sources. In lieu of any evidence, the NYT circulated this obviously significant assertion by quoting what it called "two Western intelligence experts" who "worked for major government spy agencies". Shortly thereafter, the New Yorker – under the headline "Why China Let Snowden Go" - told its readers: "His usefulness was almost exhausted.

US Surveillance 'Not Something I'm Willing To Live Under' by Edward Snowden | ZSpace US Surveillance ‘Not Something I’m Willing To Live Under’ By Edward Snowden July 9, 2013 [ A+ ] / [ A- ] Posted in: Uncategorized | No comments Leave a comment You must be logged in to post a comment. Snowden's: ZNet ArticlesPutin Must Be Called To Account On SurveillanceCircling Around the Security StateStatement By Edward Snowden To Human Rights GroupsStatement from Edward Snowden in MoscowEdward Snowden Q&A: Dick Cheney Traitor Charge Is ‘The Highest Honor’VideoHere’s how we take back the InternetEdward Snowden and ACLU At SXSW“You’re Being Watched”: Edward Snowden Emerges as Source Behind Explosive Revelations of NSA Spying Skip to toolbar

Related: